The S/L/A/M Collaborative’s interior designers and associates, Kathleen Neama, IIDA, NCIDQ, WELL AP, Eleana Lynch, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, WELL AP and Tracy Herzer, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEEP AP, WELL AP, have recently passed the WELL-accredited professional exam, which launched in 2015, designating them WELL-certified professionals.
Left to right: SLAM interior designers Kathleen Neama, IIDA, NCIDQ, WELL AP, Eleana Lynch, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, WELL AP, and Tracy Herzer, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEEP AP, WELL AP.
This certification will enable them to implement WELL Building Standards, an industry standard transforming the built environment into a vehicle that promotes human health, well-being and comfort for the people who live, work and learn in them. Neama, Lynch and Herzer have expertise in designing interior spaces for SLAM’s Education, Healthcare and Corporate Studios, industries where wellness standards to optimize the built environment can be applied.
WELL identifies 102 performance metrics, design strategies and procedures that encourage healthier and more active lifestyles and reduces occupant exposure to harmful chemicals and pollutants. The WELL Building Standard is organized into seven categories of wellness concepts: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. WELL Building Standards are designed to work in unison with the LEED Green Building Rating System and other leading global green building standards. It can be applied to three types of projects for commercial and institutional buildings: new construction and major renovations, tenant improvements and core and shell developments.